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elmafudd2

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Nov 16, 2015
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Hi All,

Just had a bowl of Petersons Sherlock holmes (one of my hero's also Einstein!!) and found that the pipe lighter I was using wasn't doing to well. I might have a pipe every now and then when the mood takes me. My question is, can anyone suggest a good lighter or brand hopefully obtainable in the UK??

Cheers

Andy

 

westhampipe

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Nov 30, 2015
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hi, If youre indoors; it's as windy as well in London at the minute so I'm presuming most of your smoking is indoors why not use matches ?I find that I get a better taste from the tobacco with matches anyway.

 

fyfol

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Nov 3, 2015
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I use Bics and Tokais for the most part. Sometimes I use an inexpensive "pipe" lighter I got for about 10 bucks. Are you searching for something more expensive&good quality? If I had the money, I'd go for an antique one, maybe you'd be interested in that?

 

rfernand

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Oct 2, 2015
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Colibri makes good pipe lighters and they are not that expensive. I like the zippo pipe lighter as well, that may be the cheapest.

 

jpmcwjr

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May 12, 2015
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Cheaper still are disposable Bics. My preference for everyday outdoor or in car relighting. Just keep the flame high enough above the rim and no problem with scorching much less charring.

 

warren

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Sep 13, 2013
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Bic, Zippo, Imco, immeciately come to mind. Anything that doesn't produce too much heat and you can control. Some guys state they can't control the flame of a Bic and char the rim.

 

fyfol

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Nov 3, 2015
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I've seen some guys using those new "re-usable" fueled matches, if you don't mind the Zippo smell, that could be an option.

 

mustanggt

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I've used most everything. A Bic will do in a pinch but not enough flame to get down into the bowl later on in the smoke. Matches are fine unless the wind is blowing. Colibri is a nice looking lighter but stop working after a short while in the 3 or 4 I've owned. Xikar is about $30-40 and it's still working after 3 years though it is a little cranky at giving me a flame without 6-12 clicks. I have 3 IM Coronas and they work every time. Never had one problem with them. One of them is from the 70's and the other was new over a year ago. I don't know if any of them are available in the UK but if they are then you can consider what I've said if you want.

 

maxx

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Djeep is my choice. But when cold, they're not so convenient.

 

bbc417

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Oct 2, 2015
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Im using an IM corona Pipemaster and I feel its a pretty good lighter. it also has built in tamper which is nice while on the go… can't give you a long term review as I've only had it for around 2 months.

 

drennan

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Mar 30, 2014
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I've been using an IM Corona pipemaster for around 18 months as a nice out and about lighter, it has a lovely weight. I was worried about piezo ignition as I've heard they're prone to breaking but apparently the Corona piezo mechanism is made by them and alot more robust than the cheap versions, and after 18 months mine still works every time first time. It works fell enough in the wind if you cup the pipe, if it's too windy for that then it's too windy to smoke.
At home I use a Tsubota Pearl, it's an old boy style lighter that has been made in Japan since the 50's but they still seem to fly under the radar and I have no idea why. They're a fantastic lighter with a lovely soft flame but just like an old boy they're not brillant in the wind.
Mysmokingshop or GQ tobacco's sell both. I regret buying neither but if I was buying just one I go for the Tsubota Pearl, presuming you don't need it out and about.

 

mvmadore

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May 17, 2015
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I don't know what is available in the UK so I'll just go with what I prefer.

I've been a Zippo fan for over forty years...it works in all kinds of weather and the pipe insert is great.
I've used a bic disposable...meh...in the wind it is not easy.

I've not tried other brands so can't comment.
I don't get a fuel odor when using my Zippo.

 

posaydal

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Dec 6, 2015
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Personally, i prefer Zippo with pipe insert. Love the taste of gasoline in first puffs, also it's not so easy to scorch rim with it.

 

hextor

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Sep 20, 2015
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if you can find a vintage nimrod lighter, they are very good, also if you don't feel like spending money and you have a zippo you don't need, drill a 5mm hole on the metal part where the wick is at, front and back, and clip the wick so it can be in the center of the hole you created and you will have a pipe lighter.